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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Fargesia acuticontracta

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 300–700 cm long; 10–50 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; solid; 8–60 cm long. Lateral branches dendroid. Bud complement 1. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; 12–25 cm long; 2–4 times as long as wide; coriaceous; hispid; with tawny hairs; without auricles; setose on shoulders; shoulders with straight hairs; shoulders with 5–8 mm long hairs. Culm-sheath ligule 1 mm high; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate; reflexed; 1.3–15 cm long; 2–5.5 mm wide. Leaves 3–6 per branch. Leaf-sheaths 4.5–7 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty; 1–2 mm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; lacerate; truncate. Leaf-blade base cuneate; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.4–0.5 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 12–21 cm long; 11–21 mm wide; chartaceous. Leaf-blade venation with 8–12 secondary veins; with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Yi 2002.

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